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RpTheHotrod
03-31-2003, 07:40 PM
The true meaning?

On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place (background)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
You can find it here
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
That she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my wine
He said
We haven't had that spirit here since 1969
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely Place
Such a lovely Place (background)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise (background)
Bring your alibies

Mirrors on the ceiling
Pink champagne on ice
And she said
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax said the nightman
We are programed to recieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave



Was looking around and found this:


One of the top songs of the 70's was "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Most people have no idea the song refers to the Church of Satan, which happens to be located in a converted HOTEL on CALIFORNIA street. Some of the lyrics: "And in the master's chambers, They are gathered for the feast, They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast." Inside the album, looking down on the festivities, is none other than Anton Lavey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible. The Eagles manager, Larry Salter, admitted in the Waco Tribune-Herald, (Feb. 28, 1982) that the Eagles were involved with the Church of Satan. Not surprisingly, one of the Eagles's songs is titled "Have A Good Day in Hell."{ and of corse... album title Hell frezze Over}. The song itself tells of him passing out on the road and dying. The warm smell of colitas is a drink, and he passes out drunk...seeing a "light" off in the distance. His "stay" at the hotel is actually hell...and once he finds this out, it's too late for him to escape.

Well...that sorta ruined it for me :/

El Sitherino
03-31-2003, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
One of the top songs of the 70's was "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Most people have no idea the song refers to the Church of Satan, which happens to be located in a converted HOTEL on CALIFORNIA street. Some of the lyrics: "And in the master's chambers, They are gathered for the feast, They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast." Inside the album, looking down on the festivities, is none other than Anton Lavey, the founder of the Church of Satan and author of the Satanic Bible. The Eagles manager, Larry Salter, admitted in the Waco Tribune-Herald, (Feb. 28, 1982) that the Eagles were involved with the Church of Satan. Not surprisingly, one of the Eagles's songs is titled "Have A Good Day in Hell."{ and of corse... album title Hell frezze Over}. The song itself tells of him passing out on the road and dying. The warm smell of colitas is a drink, and he passes out drunk...seeing a "light" off in the distance. His "stay" at the hotel is actually hell...and once he finds this out, it's too late for him to escape.

Well...that sorta ruined it for me :/ i dont care i still like the song.

RpTheHotrod
03-31-2003, 07:48 PM
I agree I like the song..but man...the origins of these songs are creepy...

another_trooper
03-31-2003, 08:33 PM
the song is a good onem have to agree with you on that, but who cares about the origin of a song!as long as its good ill listen to it:)

Rebel_Spy
03-31-2003, 08:39 PM
This is only my humble opinion: I think that song is about drug addictions or some kind of addiction.... if you read closely:
"You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave "

It's like an addiction, once you get started is very difficult to get out, don't you think?

And some others parts of the lyrics are related to this theory.

obi
03-31-2003, 10:03 PM
'You can check out any time you like, but you just can't ever leave."


Hmm..it's a good thing that unsaved sinners can check out of hell when they want to. :)

/sarcasm

Like Rebel Spy said, I am pretty sure it's about some sort of addiction, and not the firey furnace.

digl
03-31-2003, 10:06 PM
there are some songs with amazing lyrics, stairway to heaven is similar in some ways to hotel california, it has thousands of interpretations, and of course a lot of people like the satanic ones...

RpTheHotrod
03-31-2003, 11:39 PM
You can check out anytime (die), but you can't leave hell. :P


I'm just saying, this stuff came from the manager of the Eagles.

StormHammer
04-01-2003, 12:49 AM
Well, you learn something new every day. Definitely creepy...and now I'll be thinking about that every time I hear that song. :(

Sometimes I just seriously wonder...

ckcsaber
04-01-2003, 07:26 AM
One of my favorite songs of all times. I still love it despite this supposed meaning.


Relax said the nightman
we are programed to recieve
"You can check out anytime you like
but you just can't ever leave"

kickass guitar solo...

Rebel_Spy
04-02-2003, 03:37 PM
Indeed, beside my theory stated above I love that song...

Eldritch
04-03-2003, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
I'm just saying, this stuff came from the manager of the Eagles.
Ah yes, from the manager... the one who wrote the songs. :rolleyes:
Even if they were affiliated with the Church of Satan, there's much less reference to that then there is to some type of drug addiction (be it alcohol or narcotics).
And aside from all of that, the Eagles did a lot of drugs in the 60s and 70s, so i'm sure that influenced the song as well.

Darth Groovy
04-03-2003, 01:05 PM
I too was infromed of this through a youth group session I learned in the earyly 90's that "Hotel California" was indeed about a trip to Hell. It was questionable in content, but remains one of my favorite Eagle's songs to date. My favorite is actually, "One of these Nights".

Skate Boy
04-03-2003, 01:34 PM
The song "A horse with no name" by America is about drugs...I still like it. This song too.